Patricia Cardoso
September 4, 2019

Patricia Cardoso to helm upcoming episodes of Netflix, CBS, ABC, and Freeform shows

The UCR professor will be directing episodes of “Tales of the City,” “All Rise,” “Emergence,” and “Party of Five”

Author: Sandra Baltazar Martínez
September 4, 2019

This summer and fall, television viewers will be able to watch shows with powerful narratives directed by UC Riverside’s Patricia Cardoso, a professor in the Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production.

Cardoso, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has an episode of “Tales of the City” in the queue. The Netflix series is an adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s novels that aired earlier this summer. Cardoso directed episode seven.  

“‘Tales of the City’ is being lauded as a defining landmark for the LGBTQ community in the new millennium,” said Cardoso, referring to the stories that primarily unravel at a home located on 28 Barbary Lane in San Francisco.  

Cardoso will also be directing episode 10 of “All Rise,” a new CBS courthouse drama series that revolves around an African American judge, as well as her fellow judges, prosecutors, and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks, and police officers to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amid a flawed legal process. 

“All Rise” premieres on Sept. 23. 

Cardoso’s work will also appear on “Emergence,” a new ABC series that premieres on Sept. 24. 

The character-driven genre thriller is about a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what happened. 

In the coming months, Cardoso will also be directing episodes for “Party of Five,” a Freeform remake of the 1990s show. The reboot focuses on the Acostas, a Latino family separated after the parents are unexpectedly deported to Mexico. The series follows the five children as they struggle to survive, create, and restructure their own family unit. 

“Party of Five” was created by Christopher Keyser and Amy Lippman, and it is expected to premiere in late 2019. 

“I am privileged to direct these amazing stories and to work with such talented actors,” said Cardoso, who directed the 2002 film “Real Women Have Curves.” “These episodes tell stories about underrepresented characters and have storylines that explore our humanity. The narratives have profound messages that are especially important at this point of our history.” 

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